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The annual institutional ad revenue report from the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) says the largest U.S. institutions of higher education earned $1.5 billion in 2015, an increase of $250 million over 2014.
The report, which was released Monday, says the $1 billion is a 7.6 per cent increase over 2014’s $1,054 million.
It also marks the largest annual revenue increase since 2007.
“I think it is quite exciting, and we are really happy with the year we had,” said Nancy Fierer, president and CEO of the AARP.
The AARP is one of the nation’s largest independent organizations, with more than 11 million members. “
We are seeing a tremendous number of changes and investments, and I think the people of the U.A.P. are looking forward to this.”
The AARP is one of the nation’s largest independent organizations, with more than 11 million members.
The association’s annual report also highlights the progress that has been made in improving institutional finance and student loan repayment, among other topics.
In its annual report released Monday the association said it is working to improve access to and affordability of higher learning and to improve the quality of life for all students and their families.
The organization also noted that the overall number of graduates has remained steady, with a 2.3 per cent decline in the number of students who graduated from post-secondary institutions in 2015 compared to 2014.
“Our job today is to make sure that students and families are getting the educational and financial help that they need,” Fieerer said.
“The AARP does not think that the level of debt in the U:P.
is sustainable, but that is certainly something that we are working to change.”
Fieer said the $25 billion investment in student loan debt reduction programs in the last year is an important step forward.
“For a while, the U of P was one of those programs that had a very limited program and that had to be adjusted based on the needs of the people who were going to the program,” she said.